Chromeleon is a user agent switcher extension for Google chrome. This extension allows users to change the user agent string passed by Chrome to mock any browser they wish.
This useragent spoofer extension allows Chrome users to access sites which lock contents to certain browsers or intentionally block chrome. Also you can set a specific filtering list, so that Chromeleon will automatically switch user-agent strings based on the domain or URL specified.
Features of Chromeleon User agent Switcher extension
- One click Useragent changer
- Can add specific URL filter list
- Supports Chrome 5
- Add custom user agent strings
Only problem with this extension is that it does not modify HTTP headers, so sites which sniff useragents at network level could see through the spoofing.
Chrome browser spoofing could also be done from command line without installing the extension.
Just add –user-agent="custom string" to the target in the shortcut to chrome
For example, this is how to make chrome report itself as IE8.0 on my machine
C:UsersXXXXAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)"
and run chrome using that shortcut.
Related: Chrome Password Manager